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CrankyGeeks

Cranky Geeks was a technology-related Internet show produced by Ziff Davis Media centered on discussion of technology topics of the week. It was hosted by industry pundit John C. Dvorak. Each week three guest panelists, usually selected from a pool of technology journalists and entrepreneurs, joined Dvorak..

The show, formerly produced by TechTV's Annaliza Savage, premiered to viewers of DL.TV on March 15, 2006 and has since received its own website. The show is similar to Dvorak's previous show, Silicon Spin.

The show was streamed live weekly on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. PT from the Ziff Davis office in San Francisco, California. In addition, it was offered for download in multiple formats on a weekly basis, including as a video or audio podcast on iTunes.

Show guests included Martin Sargent, Neil Gaiman, Adam Curry, Chris DiBona, Om Malik, Larry Lessig, Leo Laporte, Veronica Belmont, John Markoff, Natalie Del Conte, Robert Scoble, Jimmy Wales, Alex Albrecht, Molly Wood and Kevin Rose. Dvorak has humorously mentioned his intention to invite Danica Patrick, the IndyCar driver endorsing Go Daddy, one of the show's sponsors, whose commercial airs in every episode.

In May 2010, the show's "Co-Crank," permanent guest/sidekick Sebastian Rupley, who appeared on the show from its inception, announced he was leaving the show.

On his nightly Tech5 podcast episode for September 15, 2010, host John C. Dvorak announced that they had produced that day's Cranky Geeks show (September 15, 2010) and also the final-ever Cranky Geeks show to be released the following Wednesday, September 22, 2010.

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This is episode 205 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 205: The FBI Wants Your Browser History, Google Announces Buzz, Sling Player Heads For the iPhone, and more... What's new in Episode 205 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOM.com David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio The Topics: Google Announces Buzz Social Network Google Buzz, the company's late entry into the modern-day social web launched today and despite...
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This is episode 195 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 195: TVs and Computers Converge?, Rupert Murdoch vs. Google, PC Makers Will Crown Android King, and more... What's new in Episode 195 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOm.com Michael Wolf, VP of Research, Director, GigaOm Pro Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio The Topics: TVs: Finally Converging With Computers Broadband TVs are already trickling into the market, reports GigaOm Pro, and a new...
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This is episode 230 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 230: Intel Settles with the FTC, Facebook and Fraud?, Google TV: Piracy Enabler?, Android: Coming to a Tablet Near You, and more! What's new in Episode 230 Today's Guests: Carlos Rodela, CEO, AllOfUsAreFamous.com Rik Myslewski, Writer/Editor, The Register Dan Goodin, Reporter, The Register The Topics: Intel and the FTC Is the Smartphone the New Credit Card? Nintendo 3DS Reducing Eye Strain? Data For 100M Facebook...
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This is episode 164 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 164: Skype Founders Want It Back, Dell Phones?, Facebook and Your GPA, New iPhones Coming?, and more... What's new in Episode 164 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute The Topics: Is Apple Doing Low-End iPhones? Rumors are out that Apple has several new flavors of the iPhone in the works. One has it that the...
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This is episode 166 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 166: Intel's Huge Fine, Microsoft Complains to EU, Cell Call Quality a Disgrace, Did Sun Violate Bribery Laws?, and more... What's new in Episode 166 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editorial Director, PCMagCast.com Dan Goodin, Reporter, The Register Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio The Topics: Is Google a Prime Target for Regulators? Google has acknowledged that it has been contacted by the Federal...
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This is episode 217 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 217: Palm Going to HP For $1.2 Billion, Apple's iAds, Free Android Phones For Adobe Workers, and more... What's new in Episode 217 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank Carlos Rodela, CEO, AllOfUsAreFamous.com Tom Merritt, Executive Editor, CNET The Topics: Palm Going to HP For $1.2 Billion After weeks of speculation that Palm could fold or be acquired, a buyer has come forth -- HP has announced that it's...
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This is episode 179 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 179: Apple's Potent Cocktail, The New New Netbooks, Bing On The Rise?, P2P and Private Data, and more... What's new in Episode 179 Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, PCMagCast.com Vanessa Fox, Founder, NineByBlue.com Carlos Rodela, Producer, Mevio The Topics: Apple and Music Labels Stir Up a Cocktail Reuters reports that Apple and music labels are working on a mysterious new digitial music format known as...
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This is episode 234 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 234: The September Apple Issue, The Death of Digg, No More OED?, Amazon's Subscription Service, Tablet Wars and more! What's new in Episode 234 Today's Guests: Carlos Rodela, Producer, Chemical Bun Productions Patrick Norton, Host, Tekzilla Rob Enderle, President, The Enderle Group The Topics: Inside The Apple Event Amazon's New Subscription Service On 99 Cent TV Shows Is Google Paying for AP Content? Oh No! No...
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This is episode 209 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 209: Is Android Too Fragmented?, The Rise of the Web Introvert, RSA Conference 2010 Impressions, Defending Adobe, and more... What's new in Episode 209? Today's Guests: Sebastian Rupley, Co-Crank, Editor, GigaOM.com Carlos Rodela, CEO, Allofusarefamous.com David Spark, Host, The Spark Minute The Topics: The Rise of the Web Introvert In a recent blog post, Kevin Kelleher made the point that even though social...
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This is episode 233 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description: Episode 233: Inside Intel-McAfee, Netflix's Big Deal, How The Kindle Won The West, Space, the Final Frontier, iTV and more! What's new in Episode 233 Today's Guests: Carlos Rodela, Producer, Chemical Bun Productions Sarah Lacy, Author, Personality Dan Goodin, Reporter, The Register The Topics: Inside the $7.6B Intel-McAfee Deal Netflix Signs a Huge Deal With Hollywood Doing Good While Digitally Downloading How the Kindle...
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